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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S

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Messi double gives Barca win at Alaves

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo banned 5 games for pushing referee

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Lionel Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021

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Shakira Attends Soccer Star Lionel Messi's Wedding with Husband Gerard Piqué

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Messi marries childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown

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Gang’s All Here! Cristiano Ronaldo’s Pregnant Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Shares New Family Photo: ‘I Love Them’
There’s more than enough love to go around in Cristiano Ronaldo‘s growing family! The Real Madrid player’s pregnant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez posted a sweet new snap to Instagram Monday, showing herself, Ronaldo, his and his son Cristiano Jr., 7. “Sobran las palabras ❤️ Os amo,” the 23-year-old model captioned the photo — which loosely translates to “No words, I love them” —featuring the quintet lounging on a huge, comfy-looking outdoor daybed   Read More ...
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Lionel Messi's journey to greatness
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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year’s tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States’ extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday. Panama, meanwhile, showed it is perfectly possible for small nations to qualify without expanding the finals to 48 teams, which is planned for the 2026 edition, as they joined Iceland in reaching the tournament for the first time   Read More ...
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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S
ZURICH: The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday. Panama, meanwhile, showed it is perfectly possible for small nations to qualify without expanding the finals to 48 teams, which is planned for the 2026 edition, as they joined Iceland in reaching the tournament for the first time   Read More ...
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Soccer: Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year’s tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States’ extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday. Panama, meanwhile, showed it is perfectly possible for small nations to qualify without expanding the finals to 48 teams, which is planned for the 2026 edition, as they joined Iceland in reaching the tournament for the first time   Read More ...
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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday. Panama, meanwhile, showed it is perfectly possible for small nations to qualify without expanding the finals to 48 teams, which is planned for the 2026 edition, as they joined Iceland in reaching the tournament for the first time   Read More ...
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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S.
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Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup
When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina. On the brink of being eliminated from World Cup qualifying for the first time in almost five decades, Messi scored all three goals in Argentina's comeback 3-1 victory Tuesday at Ecuador — overcoming the thin air in the Andes. "It would've been crazy if Argentina didn't play the World Cup," Messi said   Read More ...
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Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup
When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina. On the brink of being eliminated from World Cup qualifying for the first time in almost five decades, Messi scored all three goals in Argentina's comeback 3-1 victory Tuesday at Ecuador — overcoming the thin air in the Andes. "It would've been crazy if Argentina didn't play the World Cup," Messi said   Read More ...
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Magical Messi sees Argentina through to World Cup finals
(Reuters) - A magical Lionel Messi hat-trick carried Argentina to a 3-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday and booked their place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. With Argentina facing the dire possibility of missing out on a World Cup for the first time since 1970, their brilliant captain delivered when it matter most with three goals in the rarefied air of Quito   Read More ...
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Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup
Lionel Messi's three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying, keeping the Albiceleste from missing out for the first time since 1970. The two-time champions — and losing finalists three years ago in Brazil — rode Messi's hat trick in the thin air of the Andes to defeat Ecuador 3-1, after the home side took a 1-0 lead in the first minute   Read More ...
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Lionel Messi Lifts Argentina to World Cup Berth
Lionel Messi’s three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying, keeping the Argentines from missing out for the first time since 1970. The two-time champions — and runners-up three years ago in Brazil — rode Messi’s hat trick in the thin air of the Andes to defeat Ecuador 3-1, after the home side took a 1-0 lead in the first minute   Read More ...
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Argentine coach plots downfall of Messi's Argentina
Celico, little known in his native Argentina, could help to dash the hopes of Lionel Messi’s team if his Ecuador side deny them the win they need in their final qualifier on Tuesday in the tricky venue of Quito at high altitude in the Andes. “Destiny put things in your path that you don’t imagine,” Celico was quoted as saying by Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports   Read More ...
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Triple Duty! Cristiano Ronaldo Shares Sweet Snap of Pregnant Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez with His Three Kids
Georgina Rodriguez already has this whole motherhood thing down. The pregnant girlfriend of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of a new Instagram post the third-time dad-to-be shared Friday. The beautifully lit outdoor photograph features the 23-year-old model holding Ronaldo’s while looking over at the athlete’s son Cristiano Jr., 7, who appears to be reading to the trio. “Picture of the day ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Ronaldo, 32, captioned the serene snap   Read More ...
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World Cup without Lionel Messi edges closer to becoming reality
On the face of it, as the clock ticked towards 90 minutes inside Boca Juniors' iconic La Bombonera, Argentina's goalless draw against Peru didn't seem too bad. Argentina, with Lionel Messi at the heart of every move, had tried desperately to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track, but struggled to create against a resolute Peru team which had arrived in Buenos Aires with a clear and effective game plan   Read More ...
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Argentina in Danger of Missing World Cup After Tie With Peru
Photo RIO DE JANEIRO — Argentina and Lionel Messi are on the verge of missing the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after stumbling to a 0-0 draw against Peru before a capacity crowd in Buenos Aires on Thursday. Only one round of qualifying remains in South America. Argentina, the runner-up to Germany in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, plays on Tuesday against Ecuador in the thin air of Quito in the Andes   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo and His Children Pose Together to Pay Tribute to His Late Father: 'You Will Always Be With Us'
Cristiano Ronaldo documented three generations of his family on Instagram over the weekend, paying tribute to his late father while showing off his adorable new twins. In the photo, the athlete held tight to his 3-month-old son, whose name is reportedly Mateo, while his 7-year-old son Cristiano Jr. snuggled with his new little sister, whose name is reportedly Eva Maria. The family of four flanked a portrait of Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, who died in 2005   Read More ...
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Messi inspires Barca victory at empty Nou Camp, Real win at home
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-0 win over Las Palmas on Sunday in a La Liga match played without fans following clashes between police and voters in Catalonia over a banned independence referendum. In the late game, Real Madrid earned their first home league victory of the season by beating Espanyol 2-0 with a goal in each half by midfielder Isco, while Valencia moved up to third in the standings after beating visitors Athletic Bilbao 3-2   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Off New $2.9 Million Bugatti Chiron
Cristiano Ronaldo's got a shiny, new $2.9 MILLION toy ... and he's already takin' it out for a victory lap. The international soccer superstar posted a vid showing off the brand new 2017 Bugatti Chiron on Thursday ... with his ever-so-lucky son, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jr., ridin' shotgun. CR7 pauses to say something to the camera -- we're not sure what -- but it's probably something like, "I'm rich, beeeyotch!!" And, since we knew you were wondering   Read More ...
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Inside the Impossible Dream of a Six-Year-Old Footballer
Six-year-old Lewis Towns is in training with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Everton and cannot yet tie his shoelaces. He was born in October, making him old for both his school year and sporting-age group. When it comes to footballers, early birth translates into advantage. Lewis has a full head of height on most of his contemporaries. People who don’t know his name, when they watch him from the sidelines, simply refer to him as “the big lad   Read More ...
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Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barcelona beats Juve 3-0
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers. Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday. Two of soccer's all-time best players, the 39-year-old Buffon had denied Messi a goal in their previous three meetings, including Juventus' 3-0 aggregate win in last season's quarterfinals   Read More ...
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Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barca beats Juventus 3-0
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi finally scored against goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 in their first match of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. Messi grabbed his 95th and 96th goals in the Champions League, breaking the deadlock just before the end of the first half. After he had hit the post and played a part in Ivan Rakitic's second goal, Messi beat Buffon again to round off the commanding win   Read More ...
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Michael Laudrup: Paulo Dybala can 'take over' from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
(CNN)Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is one of "four of five" players with the talent to become the best in the world, according to former great Michael Laudrup. "I think he has had a fantastic start to the season as well. He's scored five goals in his first three games like Messi and he really is a big talent." Dybala has found the net every 43 minutes in Serie A this season, propelling Max Allegri's men to the top of Serie A   Read More ...
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Lionel Messi And Argentina May Miss 2018 World Cup After Venezuela Draw
Fans of soccer behemoth Lionel Messi are worried that the superstar and his team may miss the 2018 World Cup in Russia following a shocking 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Tuesday. The team’s chances to recover in time to qualify for the 2018 contest are complicated by the fact that Messi, one of the most well-known and highly paid athletes in the world, was recently forced to serve a four-game suspension for verbal abuse against a referee   Read More ...
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Soccer: England hit back to beat Slovakia with Rashford winner
LONDON (Reuters) - England closed in on qualification for next year’s World Cup finals as Marcus Rashford’s first competitive international goal earned them a 2-1 win over closest Group F rivals Slovakia at Wembley on Monday. Slovakia, who began the night only two points adrift of Gareth Southgate’s England, stunned their hosts in the third minute when Stanislav Lobotka punished some slack defending to prod the opener past keeper Joe Hart   Read More ...
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Chronicling Records That Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Could Break This Season
What is it that earns the title of best for the best players in world football? Technical quality aside, what traits make them stand out? Technique alone isn't enough. Otherwise, Adel Taarabt might have won a Ballon d'Or, and Georgiou Kinkladze would have won five. Instead, more is required, and not just more attributes to a player's game but always wanting more: Success is never enough, personal bests can always be beaten and a record is just a matter of time   Read More ...
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Lionel Messi Stops Security Guard from Dragging Away Young Fan
A young fan ran up to greet Lionel Messi as he was getting off Argentina soccer's team bus in Uruguay on Wednesday... only to get snatched up and dragged away by a security guard. Messi wasn't havin' none of that ... ordering the security team to run down the kid and bring him back for a quick meet-and-greet. The boy looked SUPER sad when he got grabbed   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Training with Portugal, Prepping for '18 World Cup
With a freshly shaved line on the side of his head, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo joined a training session with the Portugal national team ... gearing up for a 2018 World Cup run. Ronaldo looked Ronaldo-ish ... skilled, agile, rich ... and ran drills with teammates Pepe and Fabio Coentrao during the practice sesh in Lisbon. By the way, the World Cup is gonna be here before you know it   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates His Growing Modern Family in Cute Snap with Children and Expectant Girlfriend
Cristiano Ronaldo‘s full house is about to get fuller – but the soccer star is still relishing every moment as a new family of five. The 32-year-old Real Madrid player shared that he was in a “Family mood” on Instagram Sunday, posting a photo of himself with expectant girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, his 7-year-old son Cristiano Jr. and his infant twins. He added a heart emoji alongside the image   Read More ...
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Messi double gives Barca win at Alaves
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi made amends for a missed first-half penalty by scoring both goals in the second period as Barcelona won 2-0 at Alaves on Saturday to make it two wins out of two at the start of their La Liga campaign. The Argentine, who hit the woodwork three times but failed to score in last week's 2-0 win over Real Betis, endured further frustration when his spot-kick was parried away by Fernando Pacheco in the 41st minute after Gerard Pique was fouled   Read More ...
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Messi scores his 350th Spanish league goal as Barcelona wins
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick but rebounded by scoring his record 350th goal in the Spanish league in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Alaves on Saturday. Messi also scored the second in leading the club to its second consecutive victory to start the league. Barcelona was still without Ousmane Dembele, who was announced as Neymar's replacement on Friday, and it also couldn't count on the injured Luis Suarez   Read More ...
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Lionel Messi sends his condolences after Barcelona terror attack
White van careered into crowds in Barcelona At least 14 people killed and more than 100 injured Five suspected terrorists killed by police Friday in Cambrils Messi & other sports stars pay tributes The football world has united in paying tribute to the victims of Thursday's Barcelona attacks which killed 14 people and injured at least 100. Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona football club and is one of the world's most revered players, sent his condolences to the families and friends of the victims, saying he totally rejected "any act of violence," while Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and other world stars also offered their sympathy   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Pau Gasol Offer Support to Barcelona
"Dismayed by the news arriving from Barcelona. Full support and solidarity with the family and friends of the victims," Ronaldo said in a translated tweet from Portugese. Ronaldo is from Portugal, which neighbors Spain. The soccer superstar also plays professionally for Real Madrid in Spain's top pro league, La Liga. added: "Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support to affected families and the city," in a translated tweet from Spanish   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo receives a 5-game suspension
BARCELONA, Spain — Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool Sunday, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish soccer season. Ronaldo was banned for five games Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in a 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in the Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back, the Spanish football federation said   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo dressed down with five-game suspension
Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season. Ronaldo was banned for five games after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in Sunday’s Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back, the Spanish football federation said   Read More ...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo banned 5 games for pushing referee
Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the La Liga season. Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in Sunday's Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back, the Spanish football federation said   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season. Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in Sunday's Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back, the Spanish football federation said   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Banned Five Games for Shoving Referee
The Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for five matches on Monday for shoving a referee who ejected him from a match against Barcelona on Sunday. The incident occurred during the second half of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup first leg match at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. Ronaldo, running alongside a defender at the edge of the penalty area, fell into the box after the players collided and appealed to the referee, Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, for a penalty   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match suspension for referee push
Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was issued a five-match suspension for pushing a referee in his team's Spanish Super Cup win at Barcelona on Sunday. Ronaldo, who entered the game as a substitute, first earned a yellow card for taking off his shirt and flexing his muscles to taunt Barcelona fans upon scoring a goal. After Ronaldo was dealt a second yellow card for diving to try to win a penalty, he shoved official Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea in the back out of frustration   Read More ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 5 Game Ban for Pushing Ref
Even Cristiano Ronaldo can't get away with putting his hands a ref -- and just got hit with a 5 game ban for throwing a hissy fit at the Supercopa De Espana. After CR7 stormed the pitch and banged a quick goal in the 2nd half of Real Madrid's battle with Barcelona -- he was tripped up by Samuel Umtiti in a run a few minutes later and blew up at the refs for not penalizing the guy   Read More ...
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